Monolight

Why Stars’portrait images are so beautiful and feeling, because they have professional lighting technicians and retouchers. For us, it is impossible to own, it is a good choice for us to make a brief know of lighting arrangements.

Mode 1 Front Light

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top view
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3D

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Rontal lighting that the lighting emanates from behinds the camera or from the camera itself. It is mainly that making your facial beautiful.

This this side, the skin is delicate.

MODE 2 45° side light

Placing your ring light at the 45 ° angle facing toward the subject , and setting up the camera in the front of subject。

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TOP VIEW
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3D
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An example of Rembrand lighting

This studio lighting pattern called Rembrand lighting, mainly creates a clearly 3D outlined portrait, eg pronounced eyes and roman nose. We can easily find the difference as put two photos togeter as bellow.

MODE 1
MODE 2

MODE 3 Step forward top view

The ring lights coming from the above and in front of subject, the camera is right in front of the subject.

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TOP VIEW
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3D
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result

This studio lighting pattern called butterfly lighting.Exclusive Audrey Hepburn photography, It makes your eyes bigger and lengthens neck which the model looks thinner.

front lighting
45° side lighting
step forviewward top view

Summary: if your skin is not delicate, you can choose the frontal lighting pattern; if five sense are small, you can use 45° side lighting pattern or step forward top view pattern; the third pattern also can make your face look thinner, more suitable for the fat.

The first one is the most common setups, the circle fill-in lighting with mobile fixing bracket usually adopt this pattern.

The second one make the outline of portrait more clear and tridimensional. But the left side is too dark, there are had better two lights to fill in.

The third one is most common, with it, the model looks more thinner, eyes is bigger, and neck is longer.